Research projects

CPPU conducts engaged research focused on the theme of society, sustainability and energy – current projects include:

ACCEPT: Active Communities & Energy Prosumers for the Energy Transition

Horizon 2020 LC-SC3-EC-3-2020 – Consumer engagement and demand response

Partner | Jan 2021 – Jun 2024 | UCC Budget: €363,000 

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SafeWAVE: Streamlining the Assessment of Environmental Effects of Wave energy

European Maritime and Fisheries Fund EMFF-OM-2019

Partner | Oct 2020 – Nov 2023 | UCC Budget: €229,720 

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EnergyMEASURES: Tailored measures supporting energy vulnerable households

Horizon 2020 LC-SC3-EC-2-2020 – Mitigating household energy poverty

Coordinator | Sep 2020 – Aug 2023 | UCC Budget: €310,000 

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REALISE: Demonstrating a Refinery-Adapted Cluster-Integrated Strategy to Enable Full-Chain CCUS Implementation

Horizon 2020 LC-SC3-NZE-5-2020 – Low carbon industrial production using CCUS

Partner | May 2020 – Apr 2023 | UCC Budget: €368,625 

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Plastics Free UCC: Exploring Societal and Marketing Levers 

Postgraduate Studentship funded by the Green Campus Living Lab Seed Fund, University College Cork

Oct 2019 – Sep 2020

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REUSE: Sustainable Food Containers 

Demonstration project funded by the Green Campus Living Lab Seed Fund, University College Cork

Sep 2019 – Dec 2020

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Campus Climate Action  

Study funded by the Building and Estates Office, University College Cork

May 2019 – Jul 2020

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RESOLFUI: Residential Solid Fuel use

Environmental Protection Agency

Jan 2019 – Jan 2021 | UCC Budget: €250,000

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EnergyPOLITIES: Politico-institutional framing of collective engagements with the energy system

SEAI National Energy Research Development and Demonstration Programme

Dec 2018 – Nov 2021 | UCC Budget: €354,721 

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Imagining 2050: Engaging, Envisioning and Enabling Dialogue on Pathways towards a Low Carbon, Climate Resilient Ireland

Environmental Protection Agency 2017-CCRP-MS.49

April 2018 – Apr 2021 | UCC Budget: €378,344 

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Re-Wind: Reuse and Recycling of Decommissioned Composite Material Wind Turbine Blades

Science Foundation Ireland / National Science Foundation (US) / Department for the Economy (NI)

Jan 2018 – Dec 2020 | UCC Budget: €319,831 

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Some examples of completed projects can be seen here

Cleaner Production Promotion Unit

G1 Civil Engineering Building, School of Engineering, University College Cork, College Road, Cork T12 K8AF, Ireland.

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